Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2008

Terroir: Le Ragose Amarone is produced from estate vineyards sitting about 1,200 feet in elevation. The vineyards are ideally situated with a southwest exposure and soils of clay and magnesium, calcium and iron based gravel. Vines average 30-60 years old.

Vinification: Following harvest the grapes are laid out in single layers in small wooden boxes where they will slowly dry until January or February. Once dry, the raisined grapes are fermented for up to 30 days with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where they will stay for a period of 12 months followed by 4-5 years in large Slavonian oak casks.

Additional Information

Le Ragose Amarone shows dense, ripe and lush berries with a hint of dark chocolate. This is a wine of power and elegance, harmonic and enticing. The finish is long and satisfying. Excellent with wild game birds, wild goat, risotto all’Amarone, Gorgonzola cheese, dark chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, hazelnut and almond desserts.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC
  • Winemaker: Marco Galli
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, gravel
  • Avg Vine Age: 30-60 years
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.5 g/l
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 50% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 20% Corvinone, 10% Other Varietals

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Seeing 90 days of appassimento, this blend of 50% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella and 10% other mixed grapes was first made in 1969, and this Amarone has followed a very traditional approach ever since. The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a bit drier than its peers (with just 1.56 grams per liter of residual sugar) and carries savory tones of dark fruit, leather, spice and tobacco. The wine ages in stainless steel for the first 12 months and then goes into 50-hectoliter barrels for an additional 72 months. This vintage shows just enough freshness to assure you that this 11-year-old Amarone will hold for another decade. Some 45,000 bottles were made."

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